Countryside Crafts

  • Weave a rush bagSunday 12th August 2018
    FULL
    To be added to the waiting list please call 01243 811021 or email [email protected] 9.30am-5pm The course An opportunity to weave your own rush bag using indigenous common bulrush, scirpus lacustris. Working on wooden blocks and using techniques common to basketry, each participant will complete a medium sized bag with optional handles. The tutor Rachel... (more info)
  • Corn dolly workshopSaturday 1 September 2018
    FULL
    To be added to the waiting list please call 01243 811021 or email [email protected] 10am-5pm The course The aim of this workshop is to impart the history and development of this ancient craft, as well as the practical skills involved in weaving corn dollies.  During the day participants will learn: about the materials used, how... (more info)
  • Grass basketsFriday 7 September 2018
    FULL
    Credit to Ruby Taylor
    To be added to the waiting list please call 01243 811021 or email [email protected] 10am-4.30pm The course Spend a day making a small coiled basket from grass. Learn about the types of grasses that can be harvested and how to process these. You will make a basket that is sturdy and perfect for storing eggs... (more info)
  • Reed mace basketsSaturday 22 September 2018
    Credit Ruby Taylor
    10am-4.30pm The course Make a small woven basket using locally foraged wild reed mace, Typha latifolia (often known as ‘bulrush’). It’s a lovely material to work with as it’s gentle on the hands and amazingly versatile. You’ll learn two different weaves as well as a border technique and there will be a range of sample... (more info)